Category Archive: Eels/Elvers

DMR calls Maine’s 2014 glass eel IFQ-swipe card fishery a ‘success’

HALLOWELL, ME – Despite lower landings and lower prices, Maine’s 2014 glass eel (elver) fishery, which came to an end on May 31, was deemed to be a “success” by fishery managers. Elver season opened on April 6 – two weeks later than usual due to administrative issues – under an 11,749-pound hard quota, which …

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ASMFC broadens glass eel options, refines yellow/silver eel proposals

ALEXANDRIA, VA – States that currently are not allowed to have glass eel fisheries may be able to earn quota in the future by carrying out “stock enhancement programs that increase glass eel passage.”  And, in another potential shift in strategy, states also may get the chance to harvest small amounts of glass eels from …

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Maine to cut glass eel landings by at least 25 percent; require ‘swipe cards’

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA – Maine’s glass eel fishermen will have to reduce their landings next year by 25% to 40% compared to this year under an agreement negotiated with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC).  Furthermore, eel industry participants likely will have to use a new swipe card reporting system developed by the …

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Elver issues unresolved at ASMFC

ASMFC still at odds over glass eel fishery ALEXANDRIA, VA – Maine elver fishermen left an Aug. 7 meeting here relieved that the threat of a coastwide fishery closure appeared to be off the table.  But it now looks like sharp quota restrictions may be inevitable, and this has many of them worried. The meeting, …

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